Tag: software libre
Copyright on languages and APIs: why it’s a bad thing
Computer languages and software interfaces may fall under copyright protection if Oracle succeeds in its Java lawsuit against Google. Amazingly, “copyfighters” appear to have paid little or no notice to this rare extension of copyright into new realms. But the consequences and costs for the software industry could be enormous.… Read More
Why has Thunderbird turned into a turkey?
–A while ago I wrote an old bugger’s whinge about the state of email clients in general. I realise this is now a minority interest.
Read more at The Register… … Read More
Happy Birthday to GNU
No longer will the Free Software Foundation be the target of advertisements for novelty condoms, Ibiza package holidays and extreme sports gear. It’s leaving the 16-24 yoof demographic behind.
Today the GNU project celebrates its quarter-century. It was on 27 September 1983 that MIT slacker Richard M Stallman made his announcement that he intended to create a complete Unix-like system that would be completely open and hackable, giving anyone the right to modify and distribute the work. The Free Software … Read More